Anyone have an idea as to the price for a used 18" Variable Speed Delta
Scroll Saw. This is the one that uses the rheostat to control the motor
speed rather than changing belts. It has the stand and appears to be in
I believe it is a Delta 40-650 18" Variable Speed Scroll Saw - Somewhere
vaguely back in my mind I remember talking to someone who said the ones with
the rheostat would eventually burn out. Any info would be appreciated.
Don't know about that model. I have a 40-601 which was the last
American made Delta scroll saw. A great saw, however, it has been out
of production for about 14 years, and I'm not sure you can get the
electronic module for it anymore. I have an extra just in case.
With any tool, particularly one with electronic components, you should
get on the Delta servicenet and make sure that it is still serviced if
it is not still in production.
The last time I checked Delta had one. If I remember correctly, it was
around 200.00. I had a 40-601 for 20 years and cut thousands of items
out with it. It finally wore out. I ended up tossing it and bought a
Delta 350. You can't compare the new to the old. I have been looking
for another 40-601 on Ebay. Not much luck.
If you can fix the 40-601, you should. The new and old just don't
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